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by bogracer
March 3rd, 2009, 6:43 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Investment Banking Advice OFFERED
Replies: 11
Views: 43790

Investment Banking Advice OFFERED

Question: would you want your children to become investment bankers?
by bogracer
August 15th, 2008, 9:31 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career dilemma - which way next?
Replies: 7
Views: 51416

Career dilemma - which way next?

<t>Anecdotally, seems to me that people with work experience prior to a PhD have a tougher time. With work experience comes a real salary, and expectations of a certain level of comfort -- disposable income, more free time, etc. It's hard to go back.Unless that work experience was in the military. P...
by bogracer
June 20th, 2008, 12:24 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Prerarations for starting up as rm/quant in energy sector
Replies: 2
Views: 52326

Prerarations for starting up as rm/quant in energy sector

Travel, see the world, go backpacking. Chunks of time of that length become scarce once you start work. Your motivation is admirable, but anything you'll need to know, you'll learn far more efficiently and quickly at your job.
by bogracer
June 17th, 2008, 8:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: On New York vs London (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 52851

On New York vs London (again)

business tends to migrate to cities where the tax/regulatory treatment is favorable and outlook clear. this is the only factor that matters, despite volumes of posts comparing food, quality of life, cost of living, infrastructure, etc.
by bogracer
June 13th, 2008, 10:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: News Flash - US still profoundly unpopular amongst voters
Replies: 6
Views: 53023

News Flash - US still profoundly unpopular amongst voters

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: bogracerQuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoe... Most think China will become world's new superpower .And if/when that happens, China will become the Most Profoundly Unpopular amongst voters...Agreed. What will the world look like unde...
by bogracer
June 13th, 2008, 6:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: News Flash - US still profoundly unpopular amongst voters
Replies: 6
Views: 53023

News Flash - US still profoundly unpopular amongst voters

QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoe... Most think China will become world's new superpower .And if/when that happens, China will become the Most Profoundly Unpopular amongst voters...
by bogracer
May 8th, 2008, 4:17 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Good book on i-banking in general and quant's roles?
Replies: 9
Views: 56330

Good book on i-banking in general and quant's roles?

QuoteOriginally posted by: mitliar pokerMonkey Business
by bogracer
April 17th, 2008, 12:05 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: a
Replies: 2
Views: 55745

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Open a personal trading account in anything. Trade. Make money. Demonstrate that 1) you like this; 2) you can manage risk and generate profits.
by bogracer
March 20th, 2008, 3:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Columbia vs Cornell
Replies: 11
Views: 58994

Columbia vs Cornell

I would suggest visiting both Ithaca and New York City for a few days apiece -- they are VERY different environments. A PhD is long. Being miserable in your chosen location will only make things harder.
by bogracer
February 21st, 2008, 5:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Credit Derivatives & Subprime Crisis
Replies: 431
Views: 173991

Credit Derivatives & Subprime Crisis

Gotta love rational economic behavior
by bogracer
February 18th, 2008, 5:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Any Mac Users?
Replies: 15
Views: 61378

Any Mac Users?

It's pretty. People pay a premium for pretty.
by bogracer
February 14th, 2008, 8:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Any Mac Users?
Replies: 15
Views: 61378

Any Mac Users?

If Bloomberg worked on OSX I'd throw out all my PCs tomorrow.
by bogracer
February 14th, 2008, 7:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Electricity Power trading and marketering questions
Replies: 6
Views: 60276

Electricity Power trading and marketering questions

May be efficient to go to a conference or attend a training seminar. When considered from the point of view of a career in the power markets, they're cheap in cost and time.
by bogracer
February 6th, 2008, 2:15 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: PhD - questions
Replies: 12
Views: 61579

PhD - questions

<r><URL url="http://www.ashwooduniversity.net/ashwood/online-degrees/online-doctorate.aspPlenty"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.ashwooduniversity.net/ashwoo ... .aspPlenty">http://www.ashwooduniversity.net/ashwood/online-degrees/online-doctorate.aspPlenty</LINK_TEXT></URL> of "PhD by mail" programs out...
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